Iraq Sees Record Covid-19 Cases As New Lockdown Begins
Sumaira FH 10 days ago Fri 19th February 2021 | 07:40 PM
Baghdad, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 19th Feb, 2021 ) :New lockdown measures came into effect in Iraq on Friday as it recorded its highest new coronavirus caseload in 2021 -- double the daily figures from less than a week ago.
Pharmacies remained open and restaurants were allowed to provide delivery service only, but all other businesses were ordered shut.
On Thursday evening, AFP correspondents saw customers lining up outside pharmacies and supermarkets to buy face masks as the new measures included a fine of 25,000 Iraqi dinars ($17) for anyone not wearing one.